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Introduced House Bill (H)

DIGEST

Ambulance assessment fee and fund. Establishes the ambulance assessment fee (fee) and the ambulance assessment fee fund (fund). Provides that the office of Medicaid policy and planning (office) shall establish the fee based upon the best available data. Defines a "provider organization" for purposes of the fee. Requires a provider organization to be assessed the fee. Provides that the fund is established for the purpose of holding fees collected. Provides that the office shall administer the fund. Provides that amounts in the fund are to be expended for Medicaid payments to provider organizations. Provides that the office shall make expenditures Ambulance assessment fee and fund. Establishes the ambulance assessment fee (fee) and the ambulance assessment fee fund (fund). Provides that the office of Medicaid policy and planning (office) shall establish the fee based upon the best available data. Defines a "provider organization" for purposes of the fee. Requires a provider organization to be assessed the fee. Provides that the fund is established for the purpose of holding fees collected. Provides that the office shall administer the fund. Provides that amounts in the fund are to be expended for Medicaid payments to provider organizations. Provides that the office shall make expenditures from the fund in a manner consistent with applicable federal law. Provides that the office shall establish and distribute a schedule of payment amounts in a manner that reduces the gap between Medicaid rates and average commercial rates. Provides that the office shall consult with the Indiana emergency medical services association in the development and implementation of the payments. Provides that the fee is in addition to, and does not replace, any state general fund appropriations to support provider organization reimbursements. Provides that the office shall not lower Medicaid rates for provider organizations as a result of the fee. Provides that the office may adopt rules. ... View more